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Jefferson Park Expansion
Pro Parks Project Information

 
Location: 3801 Beacon Ave S

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Special Announcement

This page is for phase one development of Jefferson Park. To read the notes from previous meetings in 2010 and to follow the next phase of this project that was funded by the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy please visit: http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson/park.htm


EVENTS:

There are no events scheduled at this time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Andy Sheffer
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-684-7041


PROJECT STATUS

Thank you Seattle! This project is complete.
The overlooks of the Duwamish and city are unparalleled and the Olmsted inspired path system flanked with trees offers a wonderful respite from city life.

Construction fencing was removed in different phases to protect the turf, with fencing around the Sports Meadow on the Beacon Reservoir lid coming down in summer 2011.

The future Beacon Mountain play area remains fenced off while in construction.

Parks opened the play area and the tennis courts to the public in August 2010.

Seattle Parks and The Berger Partnership gave a community update on construction and answered community questions at three public meetings during the first half of 2010.

Parks gave MidMountain Contractors notice to proceed with construction on June 13, 2009.

Phase Two (Jefferson Park Improvements), a separate project looking at ways to improve Jefferson Play Field to include synthetic turf and lighting, is currently in construction.

Phase Three (Jefferson Park Skatepark Development), funded in part by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy will include a skatepark, basketball court, and possibly additional parking at the community center.

Components in the park include:

  1. Great Meadow - community Open Space located over filled reservoir (northern most reservoir)
  2. Overlook - viewpoint plaza with seating
  3. Amphitheater - natural theater for small venues
  4. 1% for the arts - rain gardens by Elizabeth Connor
  5. Restrooms - located in middle of park central to all activities
  6. Sports Meadow- cover concrete of lidded reservoir
  7. Community Gardens - existing community gardens will remain intact
  8. Play Area - Part I includes traditional play equipment, Part II includes multi-sensory, naturalistic play/learning experience (future)
  9. Tennis Court Renovation and New Courts
  10. Major electrical upgrades
All components are held together by a gently weaving path system in keeping with the Olmsted design tradition.

LOCATION
3801 Beacon Ave S
BUDGET
Approx. $8 million: Pro Parks Levy and CRF funding
SCHEDULE
Planning: Done
Design: August 2005
Construction: Start spring/summer 2009
Completion: 2010

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project will construct park improvements in a 43–acre area of Jefferson Park / Beacon Reservoir. Project background, scope, schedule, budget and other information are described in the design program You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document..

The improvements will be consistent with the direction established in the Jefferson Park Site Plan (JPG 750k) - developed, with substantial community participation, between 2000 and 2002. See the site planning web page for information on the planning process. The project area is generally bounded by 15th Ave S, S. Spokane St, Beacon Ave S, Jefferson driving range, and the S. Dakota St. service drive, Mercer Middle School and 16th Ave S. It includes North Beacon Reservoir and South Beacon Reservoir.

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) plans to decommission the north reservoir and reconstruct the south reservoir as a buried reservoir with a hard cover. Park improvements will be made in the footprint of the north reservoir, above the buried south reservoir, and in adjacent areas. While the park and reservoir design/construction efforts will be conducted separately, they will be closely coordinated.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

Public involvement for Phase One of this project is complete. Thank you for participating. A summary You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. of the public involvement process is available to read online.

Parks held three public meetings to discuss park improvements with the community. Meeting agendas and minutes are listed below.

Meeting #1 09/29/05 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #2 12/15/05 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #3 02/04/06 Open House (no agenda) Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

A Project Advisory Team (PAT) was appointed by the Superintendent in Summer 2005. The PAT is an advisory committee made up of representatives of key stakeholder groups. It is intended to facilitate sustained and balanced stakeholder participation, providing recommendations on the project design.
Project Advisory Team members You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

At its meetings, the PAT reviewed project scope, budget, schedule, recent accomplishments, and tasks. Recommendations of the PAT on these topics were given substantial weight by the Parks Department.

Meetings of the PAT were open to the public. Meetings were held at the Jefferson Lawn Bowling Club House, 4103 Beacon Ave. S. The clubhouse is located behind the Jefferson Park Golf clubhouse driving range. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Agendas and minutes are available below.

Meeting #1 09/15/05 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #2 10/20/05 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #3 11/17/05 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #4 01/19/06 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #5 03/16/06 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #6 05/18/06 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #7 07/16/08 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #8 11/10/09 Agenda You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
Meeting #9 06/22/10 Minutes You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.


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Updated  10/28/2010
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